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July 2018

March 2019 Edition

Howdy Lions of 2x3! I want to thank all those that came down to Austin for the lions Leadership Forum this past weekend. We had 8 scholarship winners to attend. The district had a great turnout at the forum. As we walked around and attended the classes and the meals there was great excitement and energy in the air from 2x3 lions. I challenge all that attended to take that energy and knowledge back to their clubs and share and educate the other members of your club. It was good to see seasoned members there that have been more then 3 and 4 times. I know every time I go, I pick up something new or an update. There was a club from another district that had 15 members of their club attended. As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter this is the month to finalize new officers selection so the secretary can input to LCI on or prior to the 15th of April. A reminder that dues are due, so please get your payments sent to LCI and the

district. There is a large number of clubs that still need to do this. Thank you in advance. I am proud to announce, with a lot of great efforts of several of our leaders, we will be forming a new Lions Club in Lacy Lakeview. If you know people who live in the area of Lacy Lakeview/Belmead, let them know of this new club. The registration form is out for the convention. Get registered early bird and save. We are going to have fun. Remember to get your delegates registered and clubs must be current and in good standings to be able to vote. I want to talk a little bit about the new LCI website. When you go into member services there are many choices to choose from. Click on the one you are looking for. One of thing that you over look, is there are several pages to some of the topics and you may have to look through to find the one you want. Some topics may have received a name change from what you are used to seeing in the old site. So spend a little time looking through the website. There are modules for all officer positions, and it is phase 1 of the new officer training. Phase 2 is the classroom training. It is also good for a Continued Page 2

INSIDE THIS ISSUE District Governor Lisle Meeker

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1 District Governor John Noles

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2nd District Governor Randy Sepulvado

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Texas Lions Camp LCIF Update

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In Memorium Club News

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refresher course and update for outgoing officers and any club member to gain information to help better your club. The old adage two heads are better than one. The more members that know how the club is run, the easier it is for the current officers and board. There are other positions that have been added to provide the opportunity for another member to have a responsibility. In a smaller club it may mean some may have more than one hat to wear. This could help the members to go out and help recruit more members to share the wealth. Please take the time and search the website. There are great videos to use for training and recruiting. A District’s Health Yours in Lionism #hookedonservice2x3 Lisle Meeker District Governor

As I approach my Governorship, 2019-2020, we must know how our clubs are performing on their local level. To accomplish this we gather data from the International Lions Club websites, MyLCI and MyLion. We review how the clubs are performing as it relates to membership growth, club officer training, reporting activities and paying club dues. The information that follows is provided for those members wishing to understand the issues facing us for the next several years: Currently, there are 52 Active Clubs in District 2-X3 (as of December 31st, 2018). • 44 Club Presidents (86%) have provided email addresses. I would like to see all club officers provide an e-mail address or mobile telephone number. No exceptions. • 7 Club 1st VP’s (13%) positions are vacant and 22 Club 2nd VP’s (43%) positions are vacant. We will be working with those clubs to gain and train additional officers. • 13 Club Membership Chairs (26%) are vacant. Your Global Membership Chair, Lawrence Sanchez, will contact each club to verify a club membership chair has been assigned and trained. • 43 Club Service Chairs (84%) are vacant. Your Global Service Chair, Robert Tidwell, will contact each club to verify a club service chair has been assigned and trained. Continued Page 3


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• 22 Club LCIF Chairs (42%) are vacant. 41 Club Communications Chairs (78%) are vacant. These positions are normally assigned by the club president. This is part of his or her responsibilities. A club’s control and direction should be a joint effort shared by its Directors and President. However, due to its membership size, some clubs have no directors. Then, it becomes the responsibility of the club members and officers to direct the president. Never let one person take control of a club! Fellow Lions of Dist. 2X3, the absolute finest group of Lions in MD 2 and quite possibly the world. Greetings from the pulpit, of your 2nd VDG and hope all is well with you and yours. I promise this will not be a fire and brimstone speech as you endured at the mid- winter. (See those of you that do not attend our district meetings missed one heck of a good time.) And if you do not have time to attend the greatest show on earth, our upcoming convention, you will miss out again, I’m just saying, you never know what might break out. OK - Seriously though, I am asking for your needed attention and assistance, Please! As your Convention Chair, I know, what the heck was I thinking!! There are some important dates and forecasting I need to accomplish with the hotel, and I can’t do it without you. We actually have the entire meeting space reserved for our convention, (hopefully you noticed the form in last month’s newsletter, if not it’s in this one). Ok! Bottom line time! The early registration deadline is for a valuable reason, my estimates of meal counts, hotel rooms, meeting room configurations based on attendees, and various other forecasting needs are due. Here’s the value to us all, if I can provide good solid numbers early to Continued Page 4

I can truthfully say we have some very good and qualified club officers. However, we have some officers that are not taking their responsibility seriously and/or are not trained; having little or no idea as to their responsibilities. In the future, the Global Leadership Chair, Joe Holman, will work with the clubs to assist in the training of its officers. As of the writing of this article, the District membership is as follows: There are 4 clubs that have 15 members, 4 clubs with 10 to 14 members, 4 clubs with 9 to 6 members and 3 clubs having 5 or less members. These clubs may not admit it, but they need help. The district support teams and sponsoring clubs will make an effort to bring these clubs back to a “healthy” status. A Club without trained officers is a club without steerage. No club president should be required to direct his or her club without help from its members. I hope and pray we are not becoming a District of isolated clubs who have lost the true Spirt of Lionism. Let us work together to reestablish what it means to be a Lion. Yours in service! And that is the way I see it! Regards, Lion John Your 1st VDG


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the hotel, we can meet budget and not incur additional cost to the district or to your host, Temple Breakfast Club. I hope you all can make it to our Friday Night Luau, it’s going to be the bomb. Best representation of Luau attire, best Hula Dance, and Lai toss completion, who knows maybe Elvis will show up to sing, Blue Hawaii. Our Banquet guest speaker, CONNIE LECLEIR-MEYER INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR, is a hoot! Below is the basic info: ion price by early bird utilizing early bird special delegate participation, both important district and state resolutions exist that impact you and your club. o Don’t complain about voted in resolutions if you don’t send delegates! International director. ( We are working on an open forum with the ID for a one on one Q and A session, hope to have more info, next month) your attention to my request. (Besides, my boss lion says any over spend comes out of my budget for 2020-2021, that is, if you so choose to elect me). Blessings Lion Randy Event Registration form due by April 19th Convention Registration $17 ($25 after April 19th deadline) Friday - May 3, 2019 Luau Dinner Night $20 ($25 after deadline) Saturday - May 4, 2019 Melvin Jones Luncheon $20 ($25 after deadline) Saturday - May 4, 2019 Governor’s Banquet $25 ($35 after deadline) No tickets sold at door ($110 after deadline) Total $82 Hotel Room: $99.00 after deadline $149.00

Nomination Report Hello District 2-X3 Lion, 28 February, 2019 This is the fourth and last correspondence reference our upcoming convention. Time is flying, and there is a need for rapid action on part of a few good lions. The main purposes of a convention are clearly defined. Elections of officers, addressing constitution and bylaws changes and of course our celebration. Celebration of who we are and what we represent; Lions service and recognition of the founding father: MELVIN JONES. (All Lions are welcome and a special recognition to all Melvin Jones Fellows in attendance). We have approved resolutions for DGE, 1VDG, and Texas Lion Camp. In need are approved resolutions for 2VDG and two Texas Eye Bank Resolutions. All candidates are required to have/present approved resolutions nomination for office consideration, clubs including candidates must be in good standing to be eligible for office service. Qualifications are listed in our current C&B. Candidates for DGE, 1VDG, and 2VDG need a motion (5 minutes) and seconding (3 minutes) per nomination. All other candidates have 3 minutes for nomination as well seconding. I am sure the election official/judge will be corresponding with you concerning rules/ procedures shortly. I look forward to seeing each of you in May for our big celebration. Richard E. Robinson PCCC nomination Chair P.S. Not meddling in club business, however if you haven’t prepared your club slate of officer as well conventions delegates list, YOU ARE LATE.


MD2X3 DISTRICT CONVENTION TEMPLE, TEXAS MAY 4, 2019

OFFICIAL DISTRICT CONVENTION CALL THE ANNUAL DISTRICT CONVENTION OF DISTRICT 2X3 OF THE STATE 0F TEXAS SHALL BE HELD ON THE 4TH DAY OF MAY 2019 AT TEMPLE, TEXAS. EACH CHARTERED CLUB IN THE DISTRICT IN GOOD STANDING WITH LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL, STATE, AND DISTRICT DUES PAID TO DATE, ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO ONE (1) VOTING DELEGATE AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE FOR EACH TEN (10) MEMBERS OF SAID CLUB, OR MAJOR FRACTION THEREOF, AS SHOWN BY THE RECORDS OF LIONS INTERNATIONAL ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH LAST PRECEDING THAT MONTH DURING WHICH THE CONVENTION IS HELD. THE MAJOR FRACTION REFERRED TO SHALL BE FIVE (5) OR MORE MEMBERS. ONLY REGISTERED DELEGATES WITH CERTIFIED CREDENTIALS, PRESENT IN PERSON AT ANY MEETING OF THE CONVENTION, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE. ELIGIBLE DELEGATES ARE MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND A DAY IN THE CLUB AS SHOWN BY THE RECORDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE AS COUNTED FOR PURPOSES OF CALCULATING DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT. EACH SUCH DELEGATE MAY CAST ONLY ONE (1) VOTE ON EACH QUESTION. THE PHRASE “MEMBERS” WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND A DAY IN THE CLUB IS INTERPRETED TO MEAN THE FOLLOWING: A TRANSFEREE SHALL BE COUNTED AS A MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING THE DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT OF THE CLUB IF THE TRANSFEREE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OR RECEIVED TRANSFER FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. A REINSTATED MEMBER SHALL BE COUNTED AS A MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING THE CLUBS DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT PROVIDED THAT THE REINSTATED MEMBER HAS BEEN A MEMBER FOR AN AGGREGATE PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAT ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. A NEWLY CHARTERED CLUB WILL BE ENTITLED TO ONE (1) DELEGATE AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE DELEGATE UNTIL IT HAS BEEN CHARTERED FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. THEREAFTER, THE DELEGATE QUOTA WILL BE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ENROLLED IN THE CLUB FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. CLUBS BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO WILL HAVE THEIR DELEGATE QUOTA BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ENROLLED IN THE CLUB FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY AT THE TIME OF BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO. HOWEVER, A CLUB BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO WILL BE ENTITLED TO A MINIMUM OF ONE (1) DELEGATE, AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE DELEGATE. DG LISLE MEEKER MD2X3


Lions District 2-X3 Convention May 3 and 4, 2019

Attendees: Make Checks Payable to: Temple Breakfast Club

Hilton Garden Inn 1749 Scott Blvd. Temple, Texas 76504 Phone: 254-773-0200

Host Hotel Room Rate Early Bird thru 4/19 - $ 99.00 After Deadline - $149.00 Group Code – Lions Clubs

Mailing Address:

Lion Randy Sepulvado 5710 Ellington Ct Temple, Texas 76502

Convention Registration Early Bird by 4/19 - $17.00 After Deadline - $25.00

Convention Events Lions Luau - Friday 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner, refreshments, dessert, cash bar - Theme Attire, Hula Dance, and Lei toss contest, Prizes!

District 2X3 - 2019 Convention - Saturday 8:00am - 4:00 pm (Business casual)

Melvin Jones Luncheon and Awards - Noon - 1:15pm Italian Buffet Lunch with dessert

Governor’s Banquet - 6:00pm - 9:00pm Guest Speaker: ID Connie LeClier-Meyer

Rosemary Pork Roast Dinner, refreshment’s and dessert (White coat or business attire) Cut along line, return lower half

Event Registration form due by April 19th

Early

Convention Registration ($25 after April 19, 2019

deadline) Friday - May 3, 2019 Luau Dinner Night ($25 after

deadline) Saturday - May 4, 2019 Melvin Jones Luncheon ($25 after

deadline) Saturday - May 4, 2019 Governor’s Banquet ($35 after

deadline) No tickets sold at door Please print

Total

After Deadline

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$25

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$110

# of Attendees

Total $

Questions: Please contact Convention Chair – Lion Randy Sepulvado randy.sepulvado@msn.com 254-718-1983

Registration begins @ 7:30 AM, Break-out Sessions Start @ 8:15 am

Name: __________________________________________________ Title/Member/Guest: __________________________________________

Club: ___________________________________________________ Delegate: ____ Yes ___ No Need: ________________

Special Dietary

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Special Dietary


March Informational Update Picnic Service: There are a few open spots that we would love to fill. If anyone is interested please email or call Trish Wilson at the Camp. Camp Visits: Guests are able to come to TLC during the spring and take tours with their group, though we have no children’s programs. They will need to call and make arrangements for those tours prior to arriving at TLC. During the summer, we have standing scheduled tours for Fridays at 3pm and 4 pm, but will take small groups (under 10) on tours during the week if they are able. Workdays: March 2nd was our first workday and we have about 300 lions and others to help ready the camp for summer. The April 6th and May 4th workdays are still available on our website www.lionscamp.com for groups to sign up to participate. We MUST register to attend a workday. In Kind Donations: Examples below, complete needs on website under Wish list. Crafts Program o Tape, stickers, washable markers, batteries all sizes, index cards, dry erase markers, new white socks in all sizes, black pens, scotch tape, duct tape, shower curtain liners, Sharpie markers, laundry marking pens, kid-friendly and adult scissors, white t-shirts in all sizes, white standard pillow cases, beads in any shape and size, thread spools, poster board Sports Activities o Sports balls, ping pong balls, golf ball; fishing lures, fishing line, tackle boxes, rods and reels, cane fishing poles, aquariums, aquarium supplies; pool toys, goggles, floats Don’t forget let’s get those kids registered! Camp fills up fast, especially Diabetic and Down Syndrome


The Lions Clubs (District 2-X3 & MD2) have teamed up with The American Diabetes Assoc for Walmart Wellness Day Apr 20th or 27th 10AM-2PM Where: Nationwide at all Walmart, Walmart Supercenters and Neighborhood Market Locations Why: Walmart Wellness Day will feature blood glucose screenings, wellness information, immunizations at select stores and wellness-related products on display. Customers who are screened will receive a sheet with their results. The American Diabetes Association will follow up with all participants who sign the waiver and provide an email address. Through this collaboration, the American Diabetes Association has the potential to reach millions of people and provide guidance and support to people impacted by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association’s goal is to provide resources for a continuum of care for the people who complete their on-site screening with a high-risk result. District 2-X3 is recruiting volunteers to represent the American Diabetes Association at local Walmart stores in your neighborhoods.

Your role is to: bring awareness and sense of urgency to the prevalence of this disease. Be a Brand Ambassador! ENCOURAGE friends, families to get screened on April 20 or 27 Walmart Wellness Day ATTEND local Walmart store and represent the Association DIRECT participants whose screening results show high risk to see their doctor HELP participants to understand the connection between Walmart Wellness Day and the American Diabetes Association’s programs and services DRIVE participant inquiries to 1-800-DIABETES and diabetes.org/resources REPORT locations visited, hours spent and other feedback What to Wear: Something red or ADA branded, your Lions Club vest or Lions shirt What to bring: A smile! All materials will already be at each Walmart Provide Name, Cell number, email and store location Please contact Charlotte Langston at Charlotte5846@yahoo.com or 337-396-9706


Killeen Noon Lions Club Re: Wal-Mart Wellness Day If you are interested in volunteering for Wal-Mart Wellness Day – We need you!! The attached sheet helps you know your part of the mission. This will help you decide if you want to volunteer for the next wellness day in April. I have been told it will be April 27th by the Marlin Pharmacy, but I have also been told that the Dallas Regions plans are for April 20th. The best plan to be sure of the date is to find the nearest Wal-Mart to you and talk to the Pharmacy Manager to find out when that store’s next wellness day is planned. Let them know that Lions are associated with American Diabetes Association (ADA) and you (Lions) would like to volunteer. The important thing is that Lions and ADA need to know how many people were screened and how many of those were referred to their Primary Doctor for the records. If you have questions please contact me, Charlotte Langston at (C) 337396-9706 or email: charlotte5846@yahoo.com I’d love to hear from you! Charlotte Langston


Upcoming Leadership Training

MARK IT DOWN!!!!! (Well, at least be ready.) The district will hold three education sessions for incoming and prospective club officers in April and May. So far, Region B training is confirmed for April 27th at the Waco Founder Lions Den, from 9-12. Projected dates for Regions A and C are April 13th and May 11th. As soon as sites are confirmed, we will blast out the locations. If you are a newly elected President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer, please try to make one of these sessions. We will be covering duties of the office, changes in the LCI website that impact your duties, and LCI’s vision for the future. Zone chairs will also be receiving information on their duties and roles. We are working to make sure the sessions are “not your father’s regurgitation” of old material, and will include input and lively discussion from the attendees. Even if you are a 2 or 3 time office holder, I think it will be beneficial for you. The revamped LCI website has links to a great amount of individual training that can prepare you for future offices, and for life in general. The goal-setting and time management modules are especially beneficial in setting your personal and professional objectives and establishing you path to reach them. I encourage all to consider taking these courses, even if you have no desire to pursue a leadership position in your club. I feel strongly that you will be a better Lion. “The greatness of a leader is measured by the accomplishments of the led.” Gen Omar Bradley In Lionism IPDG Joe


Melvin Jones Awards We will have the traditional Melvin Jones luncheon at the upcoming district convention. If any of your clubs have Melvin Jones to be presented, please have the plaques sent to me for presentation at the luncheon to those who are in attendance. And please plan to attend the luncheon. You can have them sent to me at PO Box 947, Mexia, Texas 76667. Daniel Burkeen LCI Chairman

If you would like to have your club see a presentation on the Leader Dog Program Just contact me


Caps for Cancer There seems to be some controversy about the Caps for Cancer program. I know that in the USA it has been notated on Facebook that this is Fraud. This is not the case. First, my sister-in-law started me collecting lids about 4 years ago, always taking my lid. Once I asked what she did with them, and she told me that they help pay for cancer treatments in Mexico for cancer children. It was nothing to take a lid off my bottle of water or coke and put it in my pocket. As my co-workers and fellow Lions started noticing me keeping the lid but throwing away the bottle, they asked me the same question that I asked my sister-in-law. Once I explained what it was for, I have several people that collect them and give them to me once they see me. I pass them to my sister-in-law, and she takes them with her down to Mexico about every 2-3months, when she visits her mother, father and siblings. I have attached a photo of one of her siblings dropping off some lids to a collection facility in Monterrey, Mexico.

I have gotten in contact with the organization in Mexico that set this up. Amanec. Second, this is not something your club MUST do. I was asked by DG Lisle Meeker to introduce the lid program to everyone. Unfortunately, I was not at the last district meeting. I had just returned from a relief trip in Florida, helping one of our Lowe’s stores. Lisle wanted to show his support to an international program that is helping pediatric cancer and helping the environment by keeping the lids out of the trash, ocean, etc. If your club would like to collect lids, that is up to you. This is a way to earn your patches and help out internationally. This program is in Mexico, if I could find one here in the US, I would. Here is a little more info I was able to obtain.

In AMANEC we have “Let́s Cover Cancer” (“Tapemos el Cáncer”)


program, where we invite you to participate and donate plastic caps that help us fundraise for our children’s medical treatments https://www.facebook.com/AMANEC.AC/videos/2704 The program helps Amenec for fundraising, and that money is used for different medical treatments, we need tons of caps for that. For every kilogram they pay us around 4.30 pesos. (Which equals for them every 2.2046 pounds they get 0.22588 in US currency). As I have said before this is not a District program, not scam, and you don’t have to do this, that is up to you and your club, I am just letting everyone know that this is a program that our District Governor, Lisle Meeker does support. I will be happy to answer any questions that anyone has about this program. Bridg_w@yahoo.com 254-727-0912 cell#

Pediatric Cancer Program A lot of Lions collect pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House. This is similar to that. Collecting plastic lids of all kinds get sent to Mexico and go to a non-profit called Amanec. It helps pay for pediatric cancer treatments. I have someone that goes to Mexico every couple months so I will be able to get them there if clubs start collecting them. This will cover environmental, pediatric cancer and international projects. For more information see the district website: http://md2-x3.com/index.html


SECRETARY’S CORNER -Angela S Cases, District Cabinet Secretary by TiffWood - pin

As February closes out, one of the big discussions that should be starting in each club is next year’s officers. Due to be reported by Mid-May (just after the District Convention!), clubs should be starting to outline who will be stepping into leadership roles for next lions year. In the past, clubs needed to mail in PU-101 forms. Now, although the form is still available at https://lionsclubs.org/en/resources-for-members/resource-center it can be filled out, saved and emailed into LCI. But the easiest way for reporting to happen is directly through MyLCI online. There are many protocol needs that must be accomplished in conjunction with new officers, so make sure to check with your club to make sure they are executed. Below is the top portion of the PU-101 form example from last year:

Or how it will look on MyLCI:


It is also important that each club is reporting activities and hours!! I know, I know, this sounds like a broken record, but as we are rounding into the last quarter for this lions year, it is important that each club keep up with their activities reporting. Find a method and procedure that works for your club, whether it is paper forms handed into your secretary and Global Service Chair, or and email or at each last monthly meeting, one way will be the best fit for you and your club to get those reports in. And don’t forget, part of doing the service activities are to accomplish at least one service activity themed as each of the Global Causes: Hunger, Environment, Pediatric Cancer, Vision and Diabetes. Ideas for activities and to read up on what other clubs around the globe are doing, follow the link off the new LCI website under the Explore Our Impact or Start Your Service tabs. Below is an example of where to click for ideas off LCI’s website:

And remember, register to attend the District Cabinet Meeting and HAVE FUN with your club and fellow Lion members!!


Reporting MyLCI Service Activities Fellow Lions, since July 1, 2018, many clubs have been very delinquent in reporting their club’s service activities while others totally neglect reporting anything. Personally, I cannot understand why so many clubs fail to report any service projects/activities. If clubs are raising funds from community service projects, then where and/or how are the funds being spent? This should be reported! Reporting service activities using the Global Service Framework is really very simple. First, choose any one of five activities (Hunger Relief, Vision, Pediatric Cancer, Diabetes, or Environment); second, indicate the number of Lions involved in the activity, the number of Lion hours spent, the number of people served, and the date of the activity. If an activity does not fit into any of the five GSF categories, then use “Other” or “Fundraising Event/Campaign,” etc. Often I have noticed that clubs report all but one of the necessary items needed (number of people served) which results in an incomplete report. To avoid this case, just make an educated guess. Don’t leave it blank or put a zero. Anything that is worth doing is worth doing right! District 2-X3 Global Service Framework Activities Reported From: July 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 July Diabetes Hunger Relief Vision Childhood Cancer Environment Lions Involved Lion Hours People Served

0

August 1

September 1

October 3

November 1

December 0

January 0

February 0

Totals 6

13

18

19

9

6

6

5

3

74

10

21

33

47

14

7

5

0

132

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

6

4

2

0

1

2

19

37

75

113

165

65

80

42

30

607

870

869

1,493

804

267

79

165

73

4,620

6,242

14,921

14,695

24,596

13,490

2,294

2,505

8,049

86,792

Clubs with Service Activities (February: 12) Clubs without Service Activities (February: 40) Respectfully submitted,

Robert Tidwell Dr. Robert Tidwell, Dist. 2-X3 Global Action Service Chairperson


BUILDING A NEW CLUB A new club is being formed in Lacy Lakeview-a suburb of Waco.


Texas Lions Museum & Office News 2-X3 District ; Your Museum & Office is located at 3301 Legion Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78029. Thank you for your generosity! District 2-X3 is the first to respond this year with the Humanitarian Contributions to the Texas Lions Museum. The Clubs that have not joined us on the Humanitarian Charity effort for the Texas Lions Museum & Office a reminder was sent to you by the district with the Dues invoices. Leaders please bring it up to the club Board of Directors and membership, they might want to contribute. This last meeting at the Texas Lions Museum & Office foundation meeting, the Foundation approved to give an award to every governor that all the Lions Clubs in the District would donate to the Humanitarian Charity for the Texas Lions Museum & Office or that the total funds would equate to $2.00 per member in the District. It would be great to give your current Governor this award at the end of his hard work this year. I have confidence that we can do it.

Grand Opening Campaign The Grand Opening for the Texas Lions Museum is set for July of 2019. In-order to meet that objective, your support will be needed. There is construction that will have to be made inside the building. There are displays, storage cabinets, and kiosks to be purchased before the Grand Opening. This will take every District Club to contribute a donation for the preservation of the history of 100 years, of the (Texas Lions) Multiple District 2. As your District Texas Lions Museum & Office Trustee, I asked that every club support and donate to the Grand Opening Build-out Campaign. If each club could donate $200.00, that would satisfy the District 2-X3 equal portion for the support of the “Grand Opening Build-out Campaign”. Clubs that have not given support, please get your Board of Directors to approve support and fill out the form below. The way that the Texas Lions Museum supports itself is by having Trustees that will advocate for the Museum. The Trustees inform Lions of the club by presenting a program about the Texas Lions Museum & Office. I would like to come to your club and give your club a program anytime we can coordinate an appointment. Call or email your Texas Lions Museum & Office Trustee PDG Lawrence L. Sanchez to make an appointment at 254-466-5037 or email to lasertag9850@gmail.com.

Texas Lions Museum & Office Grand Opening Build-out Campaign Clubs Name: District: I/we would like to make a donation in the form of: Cash / * Check # 

Please make check payable to: Texas Lions Museum and office Note: Grand opening Build-Out. Thank you

Contact Information: Address: City Email: Signature

Send to: Texas Lions Museum & Office P. O. Box 294509 Kerrville, Texas 78029

Name: State

ZIP Phone Date


3rd COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS MEETING

2020-2021 Governors

2019-2020 Governors


HAVE YOU REMEMBERED TO REPRESENT? SHOW YOUR DISTRICT 2-X3 PRIDE We are taking the 23rd day of each month for District 2-X3 to show their Lions pride. Wear a Lions shirt, cap, hat, vest, pin or whatever you would like to show that you are proud to be a Lion. Be sure to strut your stuff, and you just might get enough interest to have someone join your club. Get out there and have fun!

Our Facebook page is in need of some LOVE (Likes)! Want to know what’s going on in our District? Want to get the latest and greatest news before it hits the newsletter? Sign into your Facebook page and search for MD 2-X3 Lions and Like us. You’ll get news about other clubs and helpful information for operating your club immediately. If you’re a “friend” of mine, you might even see some of your club’s pictures there. https://www.facebook.com/MD-2-X3-LIONS-1428781200729406/


IN MEMORIAM

Honored for faithful, dedicated years of service…

Clifton and Waco Founder Lions said goodbye to William “Bill” Gordon. He was a member of the Waco Founder Club for 55 years. He was a member of Clifton for about 3 years. He was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. He loved music, was a long-time member of the Baylor Singing Seniors, was Lion Tamer of the Waco Founder Club and served in other capacities. He and his wife loved to travel. He was 90 plus years old when he moved to our club, but he still came and worked the Pancake Supper and Concession stand until his health declined. He was a WWII Veteran, Waco High Graduate, and worked for the Texas Highway Department for 35 plus years.


CLUB NEWS DAWSON February 9th, 2019 Dawson Lions Club unveiled the new sign announcing the location of their first Disc Golf Course Tee Box. To get to this stage required Lion labor and donations from local businesses along with leadership from Project Chair Lion Tom Bragg. Lion Tom gained the cooperation from the Dawson City council and the Dawson Independent School District, plus raised the funds. RULE #1: NO, you cannot use your drone to guide your disc to the basket. We will be using our drone cameras to enforce this rule. Many man hours were put into this project and we are just getting started.

GRAPELAND NOON 2018 – 2019 International Lions President Gudrun Yngvadottir has instituted initiatives designed to increase the number of women who are members of Lions Clubs as well as the number of women in leadership positions within the organization. In recognition of Martha Childress, the first woman president of the Grapeland Noon Lions Club, Lion Dianne Hollister presented President Childress a purple and gold wreath honoring and celebrating her leadership during our February 7th bi-monthly meeting.


Grapeland Noon Cont’d

Lions sold raffle tickets for a painting from local artist Bobby Hallmark. We profited $327.50 from the drawing. Our own Lion Ben Childress was the lucky winner of the artwork.

DAWSON: JAKE P WADE FAIRFIELD: KELLA S REDIC HILLSBORO: LARRY L COLE LIZ SCHNEIDER IGNACIO VASQUEZ

Lion Ben Childress received the Senior Master Key and Medallion for sponsoring more than 25 individuals for membership. We extend our congratulations to Ben for his efforts in building our membership.

Lions planted approximately 80 trees in the Grapeland City Park. The trees, varieties of oak, were donated by the Texas Forest Service.

KILLEEN EVENING: JEFFREY A SOUTHARD KILLEEN EVENING: RUTH ANN BEAL MARLIN: TERENCE W MCDAVID MCGREGOR: CASSIE J THOMAS BONNIE WNENKOWSKI SALADO: JIMMY R HODGIN CINDY M MEWHINNEY TEMPLE FOUNDER: LAUREN BALLARD WACO FOUNDER: SHIRLEY COLEMAN

HILLSBORO High school ladies of the 4H shooting club visited the Lions Club. Kara Burkett and Camryn Camp, both officers, reported that the club members regularly attend state competitions. The 4H shooters perform well and develop a proficiency in their shooting skills, an increased awareness in gun safety and develop opportunities to socialize with other clubs around the state. Pictured left to right Jamie Siddons, program sponsor, Kara Burkett and Camryn Camp


Hillsboro Cont’d

At a recent meeting of the Hillsboro Lions Club Hillsboro ISD Superintendent Vicki Adams (right) was recognized for sponsoring a new member. Making the presentation was Lion Club President Tony Marley.

Swede Trinkle (left), Hill College men’s basketball coach, spoke to the Hillsboro Lions Club recently. Coach Trinkle reported that the men’s team is still in the running for post season play. He also said that the Hill College ladies' team has qualified for post season play. Shown with theClub coach is program Hillsboro Lions new member sponsor Ignacio Lion Lynn Gray. Vazquez left with Lion Jerry Barker right

Hillsboro Lions Club new member Larry Cole left with Lion President Tony Marley right

Hillsboro Lions Club new member Elizabeth Schneider pictured with Lion Kenny Nowlin. Lion President Tony Marley right presents a check to Debra Hanson Director of Hillsboro Education Foundation

Dr. Pam Bohemia, Hill College President, received a check from Lions President Tony Marley for the Hill College Rodeo Team

KO SSE The Kosse Lions club installed a new member at our February meeting. With the help of the district governor, we welcomed New Lion Dean Hamby to our small but mighty club! John Rasco is his sponsor.


McGREGOR On a "Cold Day In February" members of the club cooked hamburgers for the McGregor Local Livestock show. More than $500 was given to the McGregor VoAg Booster Club.

PINEY WOODS OGLESBY Annual Rattlesnake Roundup

Piney Woods Lions and Leos worked together on their Adopt a Highway clean- up project.


Piney Woods Cont’d

ROBINSON AREA

Bill Hooten with Canine Companions presented a program to our club.

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Robinson Area Lions sponsored a youth basketBall team and were recognized in the tournament program.


ROSEBUD LOTT Rosebud-Lott Area Lion’s brighten 49 residents at the Rosebud Heritage House Nursing Home. This was our fourth year packing goodies and then visiting with residents as we passed out their sacks. This year each resident received hand lotion, sugar free and regular candy, adult color book with pencils and several pairs of socks. We had a great time while we were filling the sacks with about ten residents watching as we were working. This event was a great hit and we’re looking forward to next year. The Rosebud-Lott Area Lions are planning a “Green Pancake Breakfast” in March. Date, place and time will be posted later.

SALADO Michael Garcia, a Market Center Manager with the Funeral Director Life Insurance Company, spoke to us about the many options people have when the time comes to look into nursing home care and end of life decisions.

Belize Mission Trip


Salado Cont’d

TEMPLE BELTON LADIES As 2019’s 2nd month moves forward into the past, TBLLC had certainly been busy both in service activities and in planning. We opened the month recovering from the fun, but long weekend at the Marine Outlet’s Boat Show. We love getting to help such great people and meet with so many amazing members of the community. There was interest in what Lionism happens around our county, as well as a few families who wanted to learn more about Texas Lions Camp. These connections are the true foundation behind assisting in events as well as participating in service activities! Follow ups are out and we will hopefully have a child or more to sponsor to the camp this summer. This was followed by Lion Lea and Lion Angela helping DG Lisle and Lion Sandy and more Temple Breatkfast Club members at the traveling Feed My Sheep Clinic in Killeen. The inspiring part of this was to meet other volunteers there from the host church. One volunteer was explaining about being single parent, suffering from cancer, its treatment side effects, yet she was over the moon to be spending her Saturday helping us Lions help others in community. Her spirit and attitude was inspiring.

Thanks again Lion Kim Bird for all of your work on this great project! And a big thank you to all our Lions who have trained on the spot vision machine!


TBLLC Cont’d

We moved on through the month with Lion Lea, District Spot Vision Chair, teaching a Spot Screening Welch Allyn course hosted by Temple Breakfast Club Members Lion Noel and Virginia. There is so much information to learn during the course, but the course is needed in order for any Lion to be able to use the screener at local events. There is an additional course needed for Lions to be state certified and able to go into schools and help nurses. Lion Angela attended to get certified and upgraded from just being an assistant. As the test subject she learned that without glasses or contacts, she is off the chart in needing help. Good thing we also learning in this class where to go to for help if the subject needs it.

WACO FOUNDER Vision screening performed by two great Lions, location West, Texas Bill Smyers and Ron Nelson. 89 Screenings with 8 referrals, Waco Founders Lions Club at it again

Chairman Lion John Householder with his successful project -Pack of Hope. Good job for Pack of Hope and Waco Founders Lions Club.

Second meeting in February was spent planning out the remaining time during this lion year. With a small club, lots of planning is needed for us to be able to accomplish all of our club goals and mission. But we can’t wait!!! Be on the look-out for activity announcements and come join us!

Kyle Neilson, Waco Founders Lions , Lion of the Year, Kyle gives great effort for his club, No. 1 fundraiser for our club, a very good choice for Lion of the Year, good job Kyle


Waco Founder Cont’d

Linda Burney giving program on (Light in the Gap)-a Christian project to help women just released from Prison

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PINEY WOODS The Piney Woods Lions & Leo Clubs picked up trash for 2 miles along Loop 304 in Crockett for Adopt-a-Highway. There were 30 volunteers with 17 Lions and 13 Leos on Saturday, Feb 2nd. There were about 22 bags of trash picked up and shredded remains of an 18-wheeler's tire.


Piney Woods Cont’d

Piney Woods Leo Club members gathered on Sunday afternoon, Feb 10th, to design 50 homemade St Patrick's Day cards. The club will be visiting a local nursing home next month on St Patrick's Day. Examples of their cards are dispersed throughout the newsletter.

Piney Woods Leo Club President Christina McElhany formally inducted 5 new members at their February meeting on Sunday, Feb 10th. Leo Club Secretary Meredith Tuggle and Membership Chairperson James Marrs assisted Leo Club President Christina McElhany in pinning the 5 new members.


The Crockett Chamber of Commerce requested the Piney Woods Leo Club help at their annual banquet on February 12th. Fifteen Leos volunteered for this event to help attendees find their table; serve salads, dinner, and water/tea; picked up plates and empty cups; and deliver raffle items to the winners.

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